suppose your body has magically decoupled its functioning from your food intake. you no longer experience hunger or fullness, digestive problems, allergies, tooth decay, etc no matter what (or whether) you eat. food still tastes the way it did before, and any psychoactive properties (from caffeine or alcohol or whatever) are still there.

would you:

a) eat much less than you did before, since you don’t have to?

b) eat much more than you did before, since you can’t get full or experience any other negative side-effect from it and food is pleasant?

c) eat about the same but with much less care taken to avoiding ‘unhealthy’ foods, or foods you in particular couldn’t tolerate well?

d) avoid foods that might have ethical issues that you weren’t avoiding before?

e) leave your eating habits basically unchanged?

f) some combination of the above?

g) some change in an entirely orthogonal direction to the ones i’ve listed here?

  1. in the hypothetical, which is distinct from the post about the hypothetical, am i informed directly of the rules of the change or just left to intuit that it isn’t just another inscrutable biological shift?
  2. is the thrust of the hypothetical “only you experience this” or “everyone experiences this”?

you are directly informed of the rules of the change. this happens to a small number of people yourself among them and it’s a recognised phenomenon, but not to everyone.

Sorry can’t hear anyone over me bankrupting Old Town Country Buffet.


#food #disordered eating #surveys #is the blue I see the same as the blue you see #anything that makes me laugh this much deserves a reblog #(a and c) #(I normally eat food-chosen-primarily-for-pleasure-with-loosened-regard-for-cost-effectiveness a few times a year) #(if *all* food is cost-ineffective I am not sure if this frequency would go up at all) #(it definitely wouldn’t go up to several times a day) #(however often it happens‚ it *would* be nice to eat potato chips again without regretting it #and macaroni and cheese without it being a careful balancing act)

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